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by fairy nuff
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Bit of a bargain on Amazon
Replies: 3
Views: 1655

Re: Bit of a bargain on Amazon

Price now £378, sadly.
by fairy nuff
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Review of 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 5302

Re: Review of 2018

..... the engine overheat alarm to go off after about ten miles........ where we could find no obvious cause. ..... attempting to diagnose the overheating problem. Still no cure in sight. ...... That symptom can be caused by scaling in the exhaust elbow. Thanks, BoB, engineer "checked thermost...
by fairy nuff
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Where is it?
Replies: 19
Views: 3355

Re: Where is it?

Cape Wrath?

Edit: Oooops sorry, I missed the previous post.
by fairy nuff
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Antares charts
Replies: 19
Views: 4010

Re: Antares charts

Brilliant news! Delighted to hear it.
by fairy nuff
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Review of 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 5302

Re: Review of 2018

Our four week cruise last year (2018) was mid June to mid July, and plagued by a severe lack of wind. We went from Craobh to Canna, where we assisted an unfortunate gentleman who attempted to pass between our stern and the ferry pier, and came to a sudden halt on the reef on a falling tide. All good...
by fairy nuff
Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: filming
Replies: 14
Views: 5780

Re: filming

Portpatrick?
by fairy nuff
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Well yer a boring bunch a fannies . . .
Replies: 68
Views: 22797

Re: Well yer a boring bunch a fannies . . .

Au contraire I'm apparently in good standing on TOP but Mountain's Lounge access seems to have been suspended though. He's posted a few times on SB but hadn't been heard from for 3 days. I only suggested a politics forum because others seemed so inclined - 'twasn't me who mentioned it first. Please...
by fairy nuff
Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Oban Bay Harbour manager
Replies: 0
Views: 6779

Oban Bay Harbour manager

This from this week's Oban Times:- https://www.obantimes.co.uk/2017/03/03/new-manager-and-code-of-practice-for-busy-oban-bay/ Oban Bay harbour manager, veteran seaman Paul Jennings, has only been in the job two weeks, but says he is already making positive changes to the busy port. Employed on behal...
by fairy nuff
Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: New places visited this season.....
Replies: 16
Views: 16557

Re: New places visited this season.....

New places for me this year -

Bagh Rubha Ruaidh (north west end of Gigha)
Port Ramsay (Lismore)
Kentra Bay
Garbh Eilean anchorage and Laudale Narrows, Loch Sunart
Salen, Loch Sunart
Cragaig Bay, Ulva
Lagavulin

- mostly with the aid of Antares
by fairy nuff
Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Campbeltown
Replies: 18
Views: 15393

Re: Campbeltown

I presume the toilet and showers are close to the swimming pool? Honestly - I'm not part of the Campbeltown Tourist Board. (*must visit distillery*) No, they are on the fishing boat quay, beside the RNLI shop, and near where the lifeboat is berthed - about 50 yards or so from the top of the bridge ...
by fairy nuff
Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:57 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: New moorings and pontoon in Ardminish Bay, Gigha
Replies: 32
Views: 33730

Re: New moorings and pontoon in Ardminish Bay, Gigha

I was at Ardminish on Monday. Plenty of nice moorings, but the new jetty has only been half completed, with no decking, so unusable as yet. The pontoons seem to be grounded over in the ferry car park at Tayinloan. No sign of any work in progress at present, so maybe things have ground to a halt for ...
by fairy nuff
Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Stonemouth
Replies: 23
Views: 8985

Re: Stonemouth

All over the place indeed. Quite fun trying to spot the locations. There was a scene in episode two in Irvine beside the tide gauge.
by fairy nuff
Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Top three (or more) anchorages
Replies: 58
Views: 43281

Re: Top three (or more) anchorages

Favourite anchorages:

Marvig - Isle of Lewis
Loch Moidart - of course - half the fun is getting in
Loch Roe - near Lochinver - a first for me this year

Runners up:

Loch Tarbert Jura
Loch Portain
by fairy nuff
Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: oot the way for a while...
Replies: 8
Views: 7395

Re: oot the way for a while...

This year - June - Troon, Gigha, Corpach, Caley Canal, Portmahomack, Wick, Stromness, then back via Kyle of Tongue and Cape Wrath. No problems, and very helpful harbourmaster in Wick.
by fairy nuff
Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: New to sailing.Where to keep a cheap boat
Replies: 16
Views: 8086

Re: New to sailing.Where to keep a cheap boat

Back in the 90s I had a Corribee, and kept it on a swinging mooring at Balmaha on Loch Lomond. Quite inexpensive, and you can winter it in a field there too. Plenty of sailing on the Loch, and the Corribee is the ideal size for exploring it. Worth giving them a ring http://www.balmahaboatyard.co.uk/...

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